With just one week to go until Liverpool’s landmark Jam exhibition gets underway, the band’s fans are being asked to dig out their memorabilia for the display.
‘About the Young Idea’ will open to the public on Friday 1 July at the Cunard Building and curators Nicky Weller, Russell Reader and Den Davies are setting aside a special section dedicated to The Jam’s loyal followers.
The team is currently at the iconic waterfront site co-ordinating the build of the exhibition, said to be the most comprehensive exploration of the band’s music, background and political and social impact, and is appealing for temporary donations of items such as clothing, guitars, posters and even a Jam-related scooter.
Nicky, sister of The Jam frontman Paul Weller, says: “We obviously have huge and varied archives which are going on display, but our previous exhibition at Somerset House last year really highlighted the fact that the passion and love for The Jam is still strong today and fans want to find a way of sharing their loyalty to the band.
“Loads of people tell me all the time about different items of clothing or unique merchandise that they have kept for decades and would never dream of throwing out, so this is a chance for them to put their dedication on show and let other fans admire the gems they have been storing over the years.”
Anyone who would like to loan a piece of memorabilia should email email@example.com. The items are required by 29 June, but alternatively they can be added throughout the run of the showcase.
To find out more about the exhibition and what’s in store for its Liverpool showcase, when it will be displayed in the UK for the final time, check out Your Move’s interview with Nicky Weller.